James and Wade lead Heat past Pacers, 115-83
By TIM REYNOLDS
Posted May 23 2012 4:26AM
MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade was bleeding after taking a smack in the head from Tyler Hansbrough, who became the target of a retaliatory shot from Udonis Haslem a few moments later.
When that was over, the Miami Heat kept hitting the Indiana Pacers where it mattered most – the scoreboard.
LeBron James scored 30 points, Wade added 28, and the Heat moved one win away from another trip to the Eastern Conference finals with a 115-83 victory over the hurting Pacers on Tuesday night, when three flagrant fouls added more intrigue to an already-physical series and Indiana watched starting forwards Danny Granger and David West leave with injuries.
“We’re in the flow,” James said. “We’re in a good flow right now. Guys know what it takes out on the floor to help us win and guys are always in position, both offensively and defensively.”
The Heat outscored Indiana 74-45 after Granger sprained his left ankle, and 86-58 after Wade took the shot from Hansbrough early in the second quarter. Miami leads the best-of-seven East semifinals 3-2, with Game 6 in Indianapolis on Thursday night.